Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Hello blogging friends!
I hope your week is off to a great start and going well :)
I apologize for being somewhat absent during the last week,
much has been going on and I am trying to keep up with all of it.

I made some cookies over the weekend with my mom's homemade raspberry jam.
It's not only homemade, but it's also made with fresh wild raspberries.
Talk about melt-in-your-mouth!!
I am having a hard time staying out of the cookie jar - these cookies are quite the treat!


Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
1/3 cup chopped pecans
7-1/2 teaspoons jam

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg.
Beat in oil, vanilla and almond extract.
Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture.

Roll into 1-inch balls.
In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg white.
Dip each ball halfway into egg white, then into chopped pecans.
Place nut side up 2-inches apart on baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Using the end of  a wooden spoon handle, make in indentation in the center of each.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 - 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and gently push down in the center again.
Cool on wire racks.
Fill each cookie with jam and enjoy!


I will close with this short poem.
It made me smile and I hope it does the same to you :)

How to Bake A Cake

Preheat oven; get out utensils and ingredients.
Remover blocks and toy autos from table.
Grease pan, crack nuts.
Measure two cups flour;
remove baby's hands from flour,
wash flour off baby.
Remeasure flour.
Put flour, baking powder, and salt in sifter. 
Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl baby knocked on the floor.
Get another bowl.
Answer doorbell.
Return to kitchen.
Remove one-forth inch salt from greased pan.
Look for baby.
Grease another pan.
Answer telephone.
Return to kitchen and find baby.
Remove baby's hands from bowl.
Take up greased pan, find layer of nutshells in it.
Head for baby, who flees, knocking bowl off table.
Wash kitchen floor, table, wall and dishes.
Call baker.
Lie down.
~ Author Unknown ~


Have a delightful day, precious friends!

43 comments:

Sara Blevins said...

They look delish and I love your pictures! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Susie said...

Love the cake recipe....so funny. I have to admit I am a better cookie eater than a cookie baker. Your raspberry cookies look very yummy. By the way, where do you live. LOL. Enjoy those cookies and your beautiful day. xoxo,Susie

Sarah said...

Your cookies look delicious! Definitely a recipe I will have to bake up soon. The cake poem made me smile! May you have a blessed day!

Julie Marie said...

Those cookies look delish Stephanie!...and how extra special with your mama's homemade jam... yum!... I have been catching up on your posts... I love those fabric flower jeans!... and you are so pretty, you really should be a model!... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie Harris said...

Oh that poem made me laugh a good belly laugh!! Too funny, and yet any mother can relate. I am printing this recipe and tossing out my thumb print recipe as yours look way softer and better than mine. Although, all your cookies look better than mine. :) It must be the oven. lol.
I will be heading right over so I can try one of those beautiful cookies, you did say you needed someone to test them, right?

Have a beautiful and joyful day!

Love you!

Kati said...

We make raspberry thumbprints almost every year around Christmas. Our recipe looks a bit different from yours, though. We don't add pecans to our cookies since there are those in our group who aren't big nut people. They must be so much better with homemade jelly!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Wow, these are the perfect cookies for summer! They look delicous!

Vee said...

Just begging to be pinned so I did! And I even have some raspberry jam. Wonder if I could substitute walnuts for pecans...

That poem made me laugh, too. Baking with the grands has always been just about like that, including the "look for the baby" bit!

Vee said...

Nope. I deleted it. Then I repinned from you! I'm not sure of the protocols with pinning. Are there any?

Denise said...

Darling cake poem and such beautiful yummy looking cookies.Reminds Me fall is around the corner-YHEA-My time of year.Thank You for visiting Me,always glad to have You-Denise

Miss Val's Creations said...

These look amazingly delicious!!! I love the "how to bake a cake" protocol. Very cute!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet photos of them - magazine quality set-up. :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Such a treat to have home made jam with fresh raspberries. These cookies look delicious. The poem is cute as can be. Have a nice afternoon; eat a cookie for me!

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie- Not only do you BAKE prettily but you take WONDERFUL pictures. Those look mouthwatering...I am almost drooling here- Beautiful- xo Diana

Ceil said...

Oh Stpehanie! This recipe is HILARIOUS! I love it, it's so true to life. And those cookies you made look sort of like the thumb-print cookies I make at Christmas, but of course, I don' t have fabulous home-made jam.

Such a treat to visit today! Thanks for visiting me too :)
Ceil

vintage grey said...

Oh, these looks so yummy and with homemade raspberry jam, I am sure that makes them the best! Thanks for sharing!! Wishing you a lovely day! xo Heather

Marilyn said...

These remind me of something my grandmother used to make; and now with your recipe, I want to bake some. The jam looks divine!♥♫

Kasey Sutgrey said...

These look yummy!

Sylvia said...

Oh my,Stephanie, I want to just reach right in and grab a couple! They look so good.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your photos really do make everything look wonderful! What a delicious post! heehee! Sweet hugs!

Denise said...

Yummy to my tummy.

Leah Rose said...

These are so lovely-looking-the lace and crystal are exquisite!

Thumbprint cookies are classic! Maybe my daughter and I will create a gluten-dairy free version soon:)

Maryann said...

These look wonderful, going to put on my "to make list" especially when the weather gets a bit cooler. Sounds like something fun to make with the grands.

Think Loveliness said...

The cookies look wonderful! I can't wait for cooler weather to turn on the oven once again and start baking! Thanks for the inspiration :) God bless~

Linda said...

These are one of the families "must haves" for Christmas. I love them! Yours look absolutely delicious Stephanie.

Vicky Hunt said...

That poem is adorable!!! And...those cookies look absolutely divine! I am pinning these for sure! I can just imagine how tasty they are and I'm sure they are yummy with many different jams and jellies! Thanks for sharing....:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Anne Payne said...

Oh my, but these cookies look so delicious and pretty! I am going to keep the recipe and give them a try. I love Raspberry! And the poem is so cute :)

Jessica White said...

Wow, wish I hadn't seen these cookies while I'm eating Paleo...I may just dream about them tonight :)
I've been behind on my blog reading this summer and had to come say hi. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I'm sure mine wouldn't be as good without your mom's homemade jam!

living from glory to glory said...

Helloooo, Okay just a thought from a Mother Hen. You do not need to do it all! I have been thinking it is very important to (live the real life) and not be an over zealot blogger... It could freeze are brains or wear off our finger tips pounding the keys!
Also I love hearing from you each time I leave a comment, but I release you from having to do that for me. Just stop in on my blog when you feel like it. Cause I have a feeling we will be around for awhile. Oh this was so funny I loved it. And the cookies reallllly
YUMMY Love, Roxy

LadyD said...

Yummy! Those look delicious! I'm badly allergic to tree nuts, but I bet these would still taste great without them. :) Oh dear, that cute little poem made me laugh and feel exhausted all at once! LoL. Thanks for sharing!

Olga said...

They look sooooo good!

Delvalina said...

Oh sister...
your hands are wonderfully made to make things like this. They look so tasty with red berries. It give good texture too :)

I saw this first on pinterest and I was like chewing and I didnt realized till I scroll down and saw that its your pin.

sister, I hope to talk to you soon.
love,
Eva

Melanie said...

Those cookies look lovely and yummy too! Loved the poem! Made me laugh and remember the days when my own daughter was a toddler!

Pamela said...

Oh how I'm drooling right now! These look so delicious I just had to pin them to my "In the Cookie Jar." Cookies are my favorite sweet. Homemade ones.

donna said...

Your cookies look so yummy. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and poem.
Hugs
donna

Conniecrafter said...

Those cookies remind me of the treats in England, they liked to put jam or jellies in their sweets. That poem is very cute and oh so true :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

First it was the snickerdoodles..now these! I love raspberry anything! I hope you'll be posting an exercise regime soon..I'm going to need it!

Mindy Whipple said...

These cookies are a favorite for me at Christmas but since I have fresh raspberry jam I may decide to make a batch early!

Karen Frost said...

These really do look like they would melt in your mouth! I do think they can never be duplicated, though because you made them with your Dear Mother's home-made jam. They look lovely and thank you for sharing. The little recipe at the end brings back memories and makes me smile <3
Hope you find a moment to relax, Dear. Hugs, xoxo

Sherri B. said...

I just love that poem, it reminds me of my daughters life right now!

Your cookies look so good (great photos) and what a special treat to use your moms recipe and her wild raspberry jam. I don't think we have wild raspberries around here..maybe it is like our wild blackberries.

Hope all is well. xo

SarahGeorge said...

Dearest Stephanie,

This is such an amazing post. I enjoyed your cookies and "how to bake a cake" VERY much. Thanks for the recipe too.

Much love
Sarah

Jazzmin said...

Oh, these look delicious!! The combination of the cookie with your Mom's wonderful looking jam sounds so good. Another recipe that has mouth watering! You know, when you mentioned wild raspberries, it reminded me that when we went hiking up in the mountains when I visited Colorado last summer, we found a ton of them. They were so juicy and good. I can only imagine how wonderful jam made from them is.

And I loved the little poem!

Have a blessed and wonderful day, Stephanie!

Hugs to you♥

Maria said...

Wow! Those cookies look absolutely delicious! Looks like you are quite the baker! Thank you for sharing the recipe and the sweet poem! Take care, hugs!

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